CALENDAR

May
19
Sat
Rio Grande Valley Annual Celtic Festival @ Balloon Fiesta Park
May 19 – May 20 all-day

 

Each year, the Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival brings in Celtic bands from all over the United States. This year we will have the band Mac Gilliossa and also Spirited Lads as our Main Stage headliners. You can also check out our Small Stage in the northeast corner of the Festival grounds where we feature local Celtic musicians. This year you can find our Kirkin o’ the Tartan on the Main Stage on Sunday morning, led by Chaplain Dusty McDaniel.

Our Bagpipers can be found throughout the grounds performing competitions, demonstrations, and, of course, every day at 12 o’clock for the Massed Bands as they parade their way through the Festival on their way to the Main Stage!

 CASH OR CREDIT
Adult 1-day $15
Adult 2-day $20
Child (6-14) 1-day $7
Child (6-14) 2-day $10
Family Pack (1-day ONLY) (2 Adults, 2 Child) $30
(Children 6 and under are FREE)
Seniors 65+ 1-day $10
Seniors 65+ 2-day $15
Active Military 1-day $10
Active Military 2-day $15

Tickets are available online or at our event at the ticket kiosks at the Main Gate. If you purchase your tickets online you may bring your printed confirmation number to WILL CALL at the Main Gate. WILL CALL tickets must be picked up in their entirety. 

We accept all major credit cards and PayPal payments.

May
23
Wed
Albuquerque Concert Band – Free Summer Concert Series
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Albuquerque Concert Band – Summer Concert Series

Albuquerque Concert Band Summer Concert Series

When

May 23, 2018
07:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Where

Anderson Abruzzo Albuqerque International Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Dr.
AlbuquerqueNM 87113
505-768-6020

Description

The Albuquerque Concert Band is an all-volunteer ensemble of adult musicians that have been in existence for over forty years, enriching the culture of the Albuquerque community in performance of the great heritage of band music.

The band performs concerts on the East lawn of the Balloon Museum, where an all-age audience enjoys live music, close-up views of the Sandias, beautiful sunsets, and cool grass under their feet.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and relax outdoors on the East lawn of the Albuquerque Balloon Museum. Bring a picnic* or indulge in delicious offerings from a local food truck.  Enjoy free admission to the Balloon Museum, between the hours of 4:30 and 8:30 pm, each Wednesday the Concert Band performs.

*Please no glass or alcohol.

May
24
Thu
ABQ Beer Week
May 24 – Jun 3 all-day

ANNUAL ABQ BEER WEEK

http://www.abqbeerweek.com/new-events/

May
26
Sat
Albuquerque Wine Festival @ Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
May 26 – May 28 all-day

ALBUQUERQUE WINE FESTIVAL

  • Dates: May 26, 2018 – May 28, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Balloon Fiesta Park
  • 5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy., Albuquerque, NM 87113
  • Phone: 505-768-6050
  • Time: 11:30am-7pm
  • Price: $20 for ages 21+

 

 Welcome to the 18th annual Albuquerque Wine Festival featuring New Mexico’s best wineries, exceptional food, talented artisans, and award-winning musicians.
The Albuquerque Wine Festival features a wide selection of red, white and sparkling wines that range from soft and sweet to bold and dry.
Share the experience with friends or grab a date for this annual Memorial Day Weekend tradition
Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market @ Robinson Park
May 26 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

About Us

Mission Statement 
The Downtown Growers’ Market’s mission is to support and promote local agriculture, small business development and community engagement in order to better the economics, health, wellbeing and education of New Mexico residents and visitors.

We’re located in historic Robinson Park on Saturdays, April 15-November 4, 8am-noon.The Downtown Growers’ Market is run by the DowntownABQ Main Street Initiative. The Market began in 1996, and continues to grow exponentially thanks to our vibrant community. The market is home to over 60 New Mexican growers offering the highest quality produce available in Albuquerque, along with a wide array of talented local artists and a delicious mix of prepared food artisans.

Every week we feature a live band, yoga at 8:45am, community nonprofits, a bike valet service, and lots of community spirit! All are welcome! We accept EBT/SNAP funds {which we’ll double for you!}, that can be processed at our Information Booth, as well as WIC and Senior checks. Also, if you forgot cash- we got you covered! Visit the Info Booth on the east end of the park to learn how you can use your debit card to acquire market tokens.

Green Initiatives


We’re SOLAR POWERED. Positive Energy Solar provides electricity for our band and Java Joe’s espresso machine.

​BIKE to the market! Our neighbors at the Raynold’s Neighborhood Association provide a Bike Valet Service every Saturday starting May 5th. Bike to the market, leave your bike with them, and enjoy a stroll!

We have compost and recycling at Market in an effort to produce no waste. We are looking for volunteers to help with this program. If you are interested, please contact us below.

May
27
Sun
Rail Yards Market @ Albuquerque Rail Yards - Blacksmith Shop
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

RAIL YARDS MARKET
Come to the Rail Yards Market every Sunday for food, art, music and community. Set in Downtown Albuquerque’s Rail Yards enjoy local artisans, growers and musicians. For an inside look at the market, check out this blog post.

The Rail Yards Market’s mission is to celebrate the cuisine, culture, and art of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico. Our commitment is to:
• Preserve the legacy of an historic downtown neighborhood.
• Gather the city’s many communities around a shared space.
• Nurture the next generation of local entrepreneurs.
• Create a dynamic hub for Albuquerque’s agricultural and artisanal
communities.
• Promote tourism by providing Albuquerque with a must-see
destination in the heart of downtown.
• Demonstrate one of many potential uses for the Rail Yards site.
• Promote the knowledge and preservation of New Mexico’s heirloom
crop varieties

Event Details

Time: 10am-2pm
Recurrence: Every Sunday
Admission: Free

Location: Blacksmith Shop at the Albuquerque Rail Yard in Barelas

777 1st Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-600-1109

ABQ Blues & Brews @ Sandia Resort and Casino
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

ABQ Blues & Brews

When:

Sunday, May 27, 2018 (Memorial Day Weekend)1
General Admission 3p-6p
Early Access Hour 2p-3p

Where:

Sandia Resort & Casino
Click here for directions

What:

• Live Music – TOP BLUES BANDS
• Dozens of Regional Craft Breweries
• Collectible quality event program featuring bands & breweries
• Raffles, Games, Homebrew Demonstrations, Vendor Booths, and more!

Who:

ABQ Blues & Brews is a project of Feel Good Festivals.

PLEASE NOTE:

No one under 21 admitted.

No Pets
No Coolers

May
28
Mon
City of Albuquerque Memorial Day @ New Mexico Veterans Memorial Park
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Memorial Day

Help the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial, honor veterans on Memorial Day.

When

May 28, 2018
09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where

New Mexico Veterans Memorial Park
1100 Louisiana SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Description

Remember veterans who have served and sacrificed.

Price

Free
Jun
1
Fri
Albuquerque ARTScrawl – First Friday Citywide ARTScrawl
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Create Your ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday Gallery Tours!

The Albuquerque First Friday ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday are self-guided gallery walking tours that take place each month. We provide a listing of participating member galleries with details about their current shows and you use our listings and gallery map to plan your custom tour.

FIRST FRIDAY ARTSCRAWL
The citywide Albuquerque ARTScrawl occurs on the first Friday of every month.

ARTFUL SATURDAY
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

SPECIAL EVENTS
Some of our members present events that don’t fall on the first Friday or third Saturday, we still want you to know about them! Our Special Events section includes our members’ non-ARTScrawl events.

Jun
2
Sat
Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market @ Robinson Park
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

About Us

Mission Statement 
The Downtown Growers’ Market’s mission is to support and promote local agriculture, small business development and community engagement in order to better the economics, health, wellbeing and education of New Mexico residents and visitors.

We’re located in historic Robinson Park on Saturdays, April 15-November 4, 8am-noon.The Downtown Growers’ Market is run by the DowntownABQ Main Street Initiative. The Market began in 1996, and continues to grow exponentially thanks to our vibrant community. The market is home to over 60 New Mexican growers offering the highest quality produce available in Albuquerque, along with a wide array of talented local artists and a delicious mix of prepared food artisans.

Every week we feature a live band, yoga at 8:45am, community nonprofits, a bike valet service, and lots of community spirit! All are welcome! We accept EBT/SNAP funds {which we’ll double for you!}, that can be processed at our Information Booth, as well as WIC and Senior checks. Also, if you forgot cash- we got you covered! Visit the Info Booth on the east end of the park to learn how you can use your debit card to acquire market tokens.

Green Initiatives


We’re SOLAR POWERED. Positive Energy Solar provides electricity for our band and Java Joe’s espresso machine.

​BIKE to the market! Our neighbors at the Raynold’s Neighborhood Association provide a Bike Valet Service every Saturday starting May 5th. Bike to the market, leave your bike with them, and enjoy a stroll!

We have compost and recycling at Market in an effort to produce no waste. We are looking for volunteers to help with this program. If you are interested, please contact us below.

Jun
3
Sun
Rail Yards Market @ Albuquerque Rail Yards - Blacksmith Shop
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

RAIL YARDS MARKET
Come to the Rail Yards Market every Sunday for food, art, music and community. Set in Downtown Albuquerque’s Rail Yards enjoy local artisans, growers and musicians. For an inside look at the market, check out this blog post.

The Rail Yards Market’s mission is to celebrate the cuisine, culture, and art of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico. Our commitment is to:
• Preserve the legacy of an historic downtown neighborhood.
• Gather the city’s many communities around a shared space.
• Nurture the next generation of local entrepreneurs.
• Create a dynamic hub for Albuquerque’s agricultural and artisanal
communities.
• Promote tourism by providing Albuquerque with a must-see
destination in the heart of downtown.
• Demonstrate one of many potential uses for the Rail Yards site.
• Promote the knowledge and preservation of New Mexico’s heirloom
crop varieties

Event Details

Time: 10am-2pm
Recurrence: Every Sunday
Admission: Free

Location: Blacksmith Shop at the Albuquerque Rail Yard in Barelas

777 1st Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-600-1109

Jun
6
Wed
Albuquerque Concert Band – Free Summer Concert Series
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Albuquerque Concert Band – Summer Concert Series

Albuquerque Concert Band Summer Concert Series

When

May 23, 2018
07:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Where

Anderson Abruzzo Albuqerque International Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Dr.
AlbuquerqueNM 87113
505-768-6020

Description

The Albuquerque Concert Band is an all-volunteer ensemble of adult musicians that have been in existence for over forty years, enriching the culture of the Albuquerque community in performance of the great heritage of band music.

The band performs concerts on the East lawn of the Balloon Museum, where an all-age audience enjoys live music, close-up views of the Sandias, beautiful sunsets, and cool grass under their feet.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and relax outdoors on the East lawn of the Albuquerque Balloon Museum. Bring a picnic* or indulge in delicious offerings from a local food truck.  Enjoy free admission to the Balloon Museum, between the hours of 4:30 and 8:30 pm, each Wednesday the Concert Band performs.

*Please no glass or alcohol.

Jun
7
Thu
Summer Nights Concert Series @ Zoo - ABQ Bio Park
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music Artists and Dates Announced

Zoo Music and Summer Nights to liven up summer evenings in Albuquerque.

May 1, 2018 – Pretty soon, evenings at the ABQ BioPark are going to get a lot groovier.

Zoo Music and Summer Nights concerts start June 7 and 8 and will occur weekly into August.

“As always, we have brought a great mix of local and nationally recognized bands, representing a variety of genres,” said Maryann Torrez, ABQ BioPark operation and events supervisor. “We have nearly 20 concerts to choose from. Whether you like funk, smooth jazz, contemporary, Latin or bluegrass, there is something for everyone.”

The Zoo Music concert series showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country, funk, smooth jazz, Latin rock, Celtic, bluegrass and pop-rock, while Summer Nights highlights local and regional talents with folk and Americana sounds.

Zoo Music will take place Fridays at 7:30 p.m. from June 8-August 3 at the Zoo. Summer Nights will occur Thursdays at 7 p.m. from June 7-August 9 at the Botanic Garden. Gates open at 6 p.m. for all concerts.

All concerts are lawn seating, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Tickets for summer concerts are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors (65+) and children (3-12). Children 2 and under get in for free and New Mexico BioPark Society members receive a 50-percent discount with their member code. More information about individual summer concerts and online tickets can be found here: www.abqbiopark.com/summer-music. Tickets can also be purchased on site starting today at the Zoo and Botanic Garden admissions buildings.

Zoo music is sponsored by KOB 4, 100.3 The Peak and 94 Rock. Summer Nights is sponsored by KRQE News 13, KBQI Big I 107.9 and KBQI 98.1 The Bull, KASY My 50 TV, KWBQ The New Mexico CW and Fox New Mexico.

Full 2018 Schedule

Summer Nights

June 7: JeeZ LaWeeZ
June 14: Higher Ground
June 21: Farewell Angelina
June 28: Jaribe Mexicano
July 5: The Railsplitters
July 12: Incendio
July 19: Luna Llena
July 26: I Draw Slow
August 2: Reviva
August 9: The Blue Hornets

Zoo Music

June 8: Enter the Haggis
June 15: Big Sam’s Funky Nation
June 22: Tommy Castro and the Painkillers
June 29: Reckless Kelly
July 6: Cowboy Junkies
July 13: Sax Pack
July 20: Grace Kelly
July 27: Ryan McGarvey
August 3: Lisa Loeb
Jun
8
Fri
ABQ Bio Park Zoo Music @ Zoo - ABQ Bio Park
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music Artists and Dates Announced

Zoo Music and Summer Nights to liven up summer evenings in Albuquerque.

May 1, 2018 – Pretty soon, evenings at the ABQ BioPark are going to get a lot groovier.

Zoo Music and Summer Nights concerts start June 7 and 8 and will occur weekly into August.

“As always, we have brought a great mix of local and nationally recognized bands, representing a variety of genres,” said Maryann Torrez, ABQ BioPark operation and events supervisor. “We have nearly 20 concerts to choose from. Whether you like funk, smooth jazz, contemporary, Latin or bluegrass, there is something for everyone.”

The Zoo Music concert series showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country, funk, smooth jazz, Latin rock, Celtic, bluegrass and pop-rock, while Summer Nights highlights local and regional talents with folk and Americana sounds.

Zoo Music will take place Fridays at 7:30 p.m. from June 8-August 3 at the Zoo. Summer Nights will occur Thursdays at 7 p.m. from June 7-August 9 at the Botanic Garden. Gates open at 6 p.m. for all concerts.

All concerts are lawn seating, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Tickets for summer concerts are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors (65+) and children (3-12). Children 2 and under get in for free and New Mexico BioPark Society members receive a 50-percent discount with their member code. More information about individual summer concerts and online tickets can be found here: www.abqbiopark.com/summer-music. Tickets can also be purchased on site starting today at the Zoo and Botanic Garden admissions buildings.

Zoo music is sponsored by KOB 4, 100.3 The Peak and 94 Rock. Summer Nights is sponsored by KRQE News 13, KBQI Big I 107.9 and KBQI 98.1 The Bull, KASY My 50 TV, KWBQ The New Mexico CW and Fox New Mexico.

Full 2018 Schedule

Summer Nights

June 7: JeeZ LaWeeZ
June 14: Higher Ground
June 21: Farewell Angelina
June 28: Jaribe Mexicano
July 5: The Railsplitters
July 12: Incendio
July 19: Luna Llena
July 26: I Draw Slow
August 2: Reviva
August 9: The Blue Hornets

Zoo Music

June 8: Enter the Haggis
June 15: Big Sam’s Funky Nation
June 22: Tommy Castro and the Painkillers
June 29: Reckless Kelly
July 6: Cowboy Junkies
July 13: Sax Pack
July 20: Grace Kelly
July 27: Ryan McGarvey
August 3: Lisa Loeb
Jun
9
Sat
Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market @ Robinson Park
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

About Us

Mission Statement 
The Downtown Growers’ Market’s mission is to support and promote local agriculture, small business development and community engagement in order to better the economics, health, wellbeing and education of New Mexico residents and visitors.

We’re located in historic Robinson Park on Saturdays, April 15-November 4, 8am-noon.The Downtown Growers’ Market is run by the DowntownABQ Main Street Initiative. The Market began in 1996, and continues to grow exponentially thanks to our vibrant community. The market is home to over 60 New Mexican growers offering the highest quality produce available in Albuquerque, along with a wide array of talented local artists and a delicious mix of prepared food artisans.

Every week we feature a live band, yoga at 8:45am, community nonprofits, a bike valet service, and lots of community spirit! All are welcome! We accept EBT/SNAP funds {which we’ll double for you!}, that can be processed at our Information Booth, as well as WIC and Senior checks. Also, if you forgot cash- we got you covered! Visit the Info Booth on the east end of the park to learn how you can use your debit card to acquire market tokens.

Green Initiatives


We’re SOLAR POWERED. Positive Energy Solar provides electricity for our band and Java Joe’s espresso machine.

​BIKE to the market! Our neighbors at the Raynold’s Neighborhood Association provide a Bike Valet Service every Saturday starting May 5th. Bike to the market, leave your bike with them, and enjoy a stroll!

We have compost and recycling at Market in an effort to produce no waste. We are looking for volunteers to help with this program. If you are interested, please contact us below.

ABQ Megaband Jam @ Apple Mountain Music
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“The Albuquerque Megaband” is an open community band which provides an opportunity for musicians to get together and play acoustic string band music. Megaband practices are held on the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE (www.applemtnmusic.com/). The Megaband is also meeting at Winning Coffee Co., 111 Harvard SE, (http://www.winningcoffeeco.com/)  on the fourth Sunday of the month from 2 to 4pm. Please join us!

ABQ Megaband Jam @ Apple Mountain Music
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“The Albuquerque Megaband” is an open community band which provides an opportunity for musicians to get together and play acoustic string band music. Megaband practices are held on the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE (www.applemtnmusic.com/). The Megaband is also meeting at Winning Coffee Co., 111 Harvard SE, (http://www.winningcoffeeco.com/)  on the fourth Sunday of the month from 2 to 4pm. Please join us!

Jun
10
Sun
Rail Yards Market @ Albuquerque Rail Yards - Blacksmith Shop
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

RAIL YARDS MARKET
Come to the Rail Yards Market every Sunday for food, art, music and community. Set in Downtown Albuquerque’s Rail Yards enjoy local artisans, growers and musicians. For an inside look at the market, check out this blog post.

The Rail Yards Market’s mission is to celebrate the cuisine, culture, and art of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico. Our commitment is to:
• Preserve the legacy of an historic downtown neighborhood.
• Gather the city’s many communities around a shared space.
• Nurture the next generation of local entrepreneurs.
• Create a dynamic hub for Albuquerque’s agricultural and artisanal
communities.
• Promote tourism by providing Albuquerque with a must-see
destination in the heart of downtown.
• Demonstrate one of many potential uses for the Rail Yards site.
• Promote the knowledge and preservation of New Mexico’s heirloom
crop varieties

Event Details

Time: 10am-2pm
Recurrence: Every Sunday
Admission: Free

Location: Blacksmith Shop at the Albuquerque Rail Yard in Barelas

777 1st Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-600-1109

Jun
14
Thu
Summer Nights Concert Series @ Zoo - ABQ Bio Park
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music Artists and Dates Announced

Zoo Music and Summer Nights to liven up summer evenings in Albuquerque.

May 1, 2018 – Pretty soon, evenings at the ABQ BioPark are going to get a lot groovier.

Zoo Music and Summer Nights concerts start June 7 and 8 and will occur weekly into August.

“As always, we have brought a great mix of local and nationally recognized bands, representing a variety of genres,” said Maryann Torrez, ABQ BioPark operation and events supervisor. “We have nearly 20 concerts to choose from. Whether you like funk, smooth jazz, contemporary, Latin or bluegrass, there is something for everyone.”

The Zoo Music concert series showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country, funk, smooth jazz, Latin rock, Celtic, bluegrass and pop-rock, while Summer Nights highlights local and regional talents with folk and Americana sounds.

Zoo Music will take place Fridays at 7:30 p.m. from June 8-August 3 at the Zoo. Summer Nights will occur Thursdays at 7 p.m. from June 7-August 9 at the Botanic Garden. Gates open at 6 p.m. for all concerts.

All concerts are lawn seating, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Tickets for summer concerts are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors (65+) and children (3-12). Children 2 and under get in for free and New Mexico BioPark Society members receive a 50-percent discount with their member code. More information about individual summer concerts and online tickets can be found here: www.abqbiopark.com/summer-music. Tickets can also be purchased on site starting today at the Zoo and Botanic Garden admissions buildings.

Zoo music is sponsored by KOB 4, 100.3 The Peak and 94 Rock. Summer Nights is sponsored by KRQE News 13, KBQI Big I 107.9 and KBQI 98.1 The Bull, KASY My 50 TV, KWBQ The New Mexico CW and Fox New Mexico.

Full 2018 Schedule

Summer Nights

June 7: JeeZ LaWeeZ
June 14: Higher Ground
June 21: Farewell Angelina
June 28: Jaribe Mexicano
July 5: The Railsplitters
July 12: Incendio
July 19: Luna Llena
July 26: I Draw Slow
August 2: Reviva
August 9: The Blue Hornets

Zoo Music

June 8: Enter the Haggis
June 15: Big Sam’s Funky Nation
June 22: Tommy Castro and the Painkillers
June 29: Reckless Kelly
July 6: Cowboy Junkies
July 13: Sax Pack
July 20: Grace Kelly
July 27: Ryan McGarvey
August 3: Lisa Loeb
Jun
15
Fri
ABQ Bio Park Zoo Music @ Zoo - ABQ Bio Park
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music Artists and Dates Announced

Zoo Music and Summer Nights to liven up summer evenings in Albuquerque.

May 1, 2018 – Pretty soon, evenings at the ABQ BioPark are going to get a lot groovier.

Zoo Music and Summer Nights concerts start June 7 and 8 and will occur weekly into August.

“As always, we have brought a great mix of local and nationally recognized bands, representing a variety of genres,” said Maryann Torrez, ABQ BioPark operation and events supervisor. “We have nearly 20 concerts to choose from. Whether you like funk, smooth jazz, contemporary, Latin or bluegrass, there is something for everyone.”

The Zoo Music concert series showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country, funk, smooth jazz, Latin rock, Celtic, bluegrass and pop-rock, while Summer Nights highlights local and regional talents with folk and Americana sounds.

Zoo Music will take place Fridays at 7:30 p.m. from June 8-August 3 at the Zoo. Summer Nights will occur Thursdays at 7 p.m. from June 7-August 9 at the Botanic Garden. Gates open at 6 p.m. for all concerts.

All concerts are lawn seating, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Tickets for summer concerts are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors (65+) and children (3-12). Children 2 and under get in for free and New Mexico BioPark Society members receive a 50-percent discount with their member code. More information about individual summer concerts and online tickets can be found here: www.abqbiopark.com/summer-music. Tickets can also be purchased on site starting today at the Zoo and Botanic Garden admissions buildings.

Zoo music is sponsored by KOB 4, 100.3 The Peak and 94 Rock. Summer Nights is sponsored by KRQE News 13, KBQI Big I 107.9 and KBQI 98.1 The Bull, KASY My 50 TV, KWBQ The New Mexico CW and Fox New Mexico.

Full 2018 Schedule

Summer Nights

June 7: JeeZ LaWeeZ
June 14: Higher Ground
June 21: Farewell Angelina
June 28: Jaribe Mexicano
July 5: The Railsplitters
July 12: Incendio
July 19: Luna Llena
July 26: I Draw Slow
August 2: Reviva
August 9: The Blue Hornets

Zoo Music

June 8: Enter the Haggis
June 15: Big Sam’s Funky Nation
June 22: Tommy Castro and the Painkillers
June 29: Reckless Kelly
July 6: Cowboy Junkies
July 13: Sax Pack
July 20: Grace Kelly
July 27: Ryan McGarvey
August 3: Lisa Loeb